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daismith906
10-08-2009, 18:51
Hi all

I reccently read the collected visions of the Horus Heresy and its inspired me to start a new army.

The Thousand Son's have always interested especially the story between Magus & the Emperor & the Spaces Wolves set loose on Prospero.

I really like the retro armour too & decided to suit the army in the old mk3 & mk4 power armour.

So heres a few of my tests mini's -

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/249/img0645m.jpg
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/5687/img0647g.jpg
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/3867/img0648t.jpg
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/3348/img0649myl.jpg
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/904/img0651nib.jpg

Planning on making x2 10 man tactical squads, a 5 man assault squad with jump packs and a 5 man terminator squad.

And heres a pic of the jump packs ill be using
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/5614/img0658fiw.jpg

eltanko
10-08-2009, 18:53
Looks good, good ol Maxmini head I presume! they seem to be a real favourite!
Wheres that base from?
Those jump packs look really good aswell, what did you make them with?

ElTanko

daismith906
10-08-2009, 19:15
Looks good, good ol Maxmini head I presume! they seem to be a real favourite!
Wheres that base from?

ElTanko

Thanks there 30mm industrial complex bases from Fenris Games

Xarius
10-08-2009, 19:17
TS are a great pre heresy chapter buts the paint scheme will really complete these models.

daismith906
10-08-2009, 19:22
TS are a great pre heresy chapter buts the paint scheme will really complete these models.

planning to use this technique but with 2-3 more red washes

http://z15.invisionfree.com/The_Great_Crusade/index.php?showtopic=2607

Magos Explorator
11-08-2009, 21:27
If you want a tip, leave out the black wash and replace it with another red--the Devlan Mud near the end does the lining well enough, and the extra red wash instead of the black will make it brighter. I look forward to see what you come up with! :)

Funkychef1
12-08-2009, 01:38
Looks good, good ol Maxmini head I presume! they seem to be a real favourite!
Wheres that base from?
Those jump packs look really good aswell, what did you make them with?

ElTanko

Jump packs are maxmini too, work really well on heresy era models :)

daemonkin
13-08-2009, 14:48
I really like the tutorial on the PH TS and the tutorial on making PH jump packs from Post Heresy packs in ingenious!

D.

daismith906
13-08-2009, 20:09
Right quick update

Heres some pics of three terminators ive made, two normal marines & one librarian/ sgt
got another two in the making one with a heavy flamer

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/1070/img0667r.jpg
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/563/img0671z.jpg
http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/769/img0672b.jpg
http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/1655/img0673b.jpg

the-skylord
13-08-2009, 22:31
The helmets are sweet, any painting happening?

Dayspringer
13-08-2009, 22:32
Looks cool, where did you get the blades from?

Yayale
13-08-2009, 22:46
Those helmets really do make a massive difference :D
Also I love those shoulder guards on the terminators, I may have to nick that idea :P

daismith906
14-08-2009, 02:32
No painting as yet sorry once 1 or 2 squads are done ill start painting then.

The blades are from Tomb Kings skeleton warriors to.

Gigruff
14-08-2009, 15:37
I really like the look of these models, the power weapons on the termi's are especially cool, a nice egyptian theme going on.

daismith906
16-08-2009, 15:41
Quick up date

some more marines for my tactical sqads & 5 man asault squad - ill added the jump packs after ive painted them

Tactical marine & Squad sgt
http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/7718/img0696aqa.jpg

reloading marine
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/855/img0691e.jpg

Assault squad sgt
http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/7208/img0693f.jpg

Assault marines
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/2958/img0694i.jpg
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/1276/img0695n.jpg
http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/5298/img0698ggq.jpg

Shadow Fall
16-08-2009, 17:06
awesome cant wait to see 'em painted :)

SF :chrome:

rabblerouser
16-08-2009, 17:09
Can you post more pictures of those maxmini jetpacks? How do they compare to the sculpting on the helmets? It doesn't seem to be as good

baphomael
16-08-2009, 18:35
I'd be tempted to alter the boltguns to make them more retro. Swapping over the foregrip and the magazine would give it a suitably pre-heresy feel.

Also, I find that Chaos marines (with the chaos iconography filed off) make a better basis for pre-heresy marines than the loyalist stuff - with the elogated exhaust ports cut down and the ball shaped vents glued back onto the backpack.
They just seem to have a couple of details (including 'gloves') that fit the pre-heresy theme a bit better.

Still, I'll be watching this closely, I always appreciate seeign more pre-heresy stuff. Might give me some impetus to actually finish off my Sons of Horus :p (finish? sorry, bad choice of words. No army is *ever* finished ;))


Jump packs are maxmini too, work really well on heresy era models :)

I really need to get me some of those heads. And jump-packs too.

Though, it'd be nice if Maximini did some pseudo pre-heresy style terminator shoulder pads ;)

Yayale
16-08-2009, 23:02
This is going to be a seriously characterful and lovely force :D

Emperor's Child
17-08-2009, 00:04
Can't wait to see the paint job on these!

daismith906
23-08-2009, 18:29
Right quick update

Been real busy of late so my Thousand Son project has had minimal attention but ive managed to make and prime my

10 man tactical squad with heavy bolter & flamer
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/4379/img0702.jpg
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5985/img0708o.jpg
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6637/img0707m.jpg

5 man assault squad
http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/818/img0710f.jpg

& 5 man terminator squad
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/4249/img0703b.jpg
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/9884/img0705yfj.jpg

Hoping to start on my test model tomorrow to see how the Viva metallic technique works

Clone-Trooper
23-08-2009, 18:47
I see some imperial eagles on them terminators ! D:

daismith906
23-08-2009, 19:26
I see some imperial eagles on them terminators ! D:

No imperial eagles, they might have wings but no eagle heads only skulls ;)

Magos Explorator
25-08-2009, 10:33
I look forward to seeing your painted tester, planning to modify my own technique a bit so it'll be good to see how yours comes out!

daismith906
26-08-2009, 19:41
Right tester model of viva metallica technique didnt go as planned, didnt like the shade of red the washes produced & it would take numerous layers to get a deep enough shade of red so its back to square 1 with the colour scheme.

Right now ive based coated the tester model in mechrite red and dont know where to go from there.

Thinking

wash of badab black
relayer mechrite red
highlight with blood red
then wash of baal red to blend it together

any ideas/ suggestions would be appreciated

Dayspringer
26-08-2009, 23:28
Devlan Mud is a really good wash to put over red.

Chaseyboy1er
27-08-2009, 02:04
just wondering, because i am doing the same army, i just have no heads for mine. what did you use for theirs? and what are the shoulder pads on your terminators?

Mega Nutz
27-08-2009, 08:06
Great start...looking forward to seeing some painted!

Yayale
27-08-2009, 15:56
um if you were still after the metallic look then do what you sugested but with a bit of boltgun metal added to each colour.

daismith906
28-08-2009, 20:00
Right finally managed to paint my tester model, its not quite finished yet but at least its a start

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/5637/img0717.jpg
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/4301/img0718qfr.jpg
http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/7140/img0719v.jpg
http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/1602/img0720rhm.jpg

Hopefully get to finish it this weekend

Wintermute
28-08-2009, 21:14
I'm moving this thread to the new Chaos Project Logs Sub Forum

Wintermute

Magos Explorator
28-08-2009, 21:37
Those colours work well!

kormas
29-08-2009, 00:09
looking realy promising!, eagaly awaiting more updates

daismith906
29-08-2009, 07:45
Right finally finished the test model last night, apart from some custom decals and a coat of matt varnish he's done.

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/8784/img0732igg.jpg
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/6353/img0730z.jpg
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7059/img0731.jpg

Now i can work on the rest of my troops

Magos Explorator
29-08-2009, 08:31
Nice and clean. Is that Mechrite Red followed by Devlan Mud, then? I look forward to seeing more painting...

Yayale
30-08-2009, 00:29
Looking very good :D
I only just noticed the backpack vents are turned upwards, it's a nice little touch :D

daismith906
30-08-2009, 19:28
Yeah its mechrite red followed by delvan mud wash and very thinned mechrite red over the top to highlight.

Hoping to finish a few more marines this week.

Only just noticed ive been moved to the chaos sub-form, surely im still loyal to the emperor;)!!!!

eltanko
30-08-2009, 19:42
Looks good, nice and simple painting scheme, but it has the desired effect.

ElTanko

Yayale
31-08-2009, 00:33
Only just noticed ive been moved to the chaos sub-form, surely im still loyal to the emperor;)!!!!

Yeh you clearly state pre heresy.

I wonder why they are suddenly adding all these sub forums, I hope it doesn't make starting a thread even more confusing. It takes me long enough to make a thread as I always forget how I did it last time and it's really not obvious.

kormas
31-08-2009, 04:48
looks good, cant wait to see the whole army painted :D

daismith906
01-09-2009, 09:56
Another marine down, i know that my painting wont win any golden demon awards but there a deccent enough table-top standard & im planning on spending a bit more time on my elites & hq

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/1713/img0735twl.jpg
http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/6017/img0736qjl.jpg
http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/8257/img0737s.jpg

Yayale
01-09-2009, 16:32
Looking very nice, plenty good enough for the table top :D

daismith906
01-09-2009, 18:12
Had a bit of spare time today so another marine down minus the boltgun

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/1927/img0742c.jpg
http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/8821/img0741k.jpg
http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/4294/img0740o.jpg

Decided i really hate using shinning gold paint, it takes numerous thin layers to get a deccent coverage :huh:

Yayale
01-09-2009, 18:30
Paint the gold area boltgun metal first ;)

Also he's a marine he doesn't need a bolter to kill the enemy!

Xarius
01-09-2009, 18:45
really like the paint schee but i always thought of them a being a bit brighter red. the models are ace though

eltanko
01-09-2009, 23:48
Im really liking the looks of these guys. They look excellent so far. Esp the nice simple armour variant.

ElTanko

Mega Nutz
03-09-2009, 09:20
Nice clean painting, they look great!

daismith906
04-09-2009, 16:40
Another 2 marines down

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/9928/img0744a.jpg
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/7474/img0746m.jpg

Decided to make more of a lip/ knee pad on the legs from now on - as seen on this marine

http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/7188/img0749.jpg

Next few marines are in robes so anyone got any good techniques to paint white robes??

Magos Explorator
04-09-2009, 19:10
How easy were those legs to do?

For white robes, I'd recommend painting Dheneb Stone. Wash with Devlan Mud and while drying blend in highlights using Devlan Mud and Skull White.

daismith906
07-09-2009, 18:37
another two marines

picutres i uploaded wouldnt resize for some reason:confused: so heres a link to where the pictures are normal size

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/index.php?showtopic=175634&st=25#entry2103493

x2wyckedx
08-09-2009, 22:51
It's looking really good. I like the colors.

daismith906
11-09-2009, 16:57
Final 2 marines from my 1st 10 man tactical squad done

Normal marine
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/226/img0760.jpg
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/5948/img0761v.jpg

Heavy Bolter
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/9532/img0766qk.jpg
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/574/img0767h.jpg
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/2569/img0768.jpg

Time to start working on my 5 man assault squad next

eltanko
12-09-2009, 00:02
They are looking excellent, you have shaded the armour really well. and even though the robes are red aswell, they look a lot darker, very nice.

ElTanko

natner
12-09-2009, 01:28
Loving the marines. Any thoughts on doing the Primarch? ;)

khabal
12-09-2009, 03:10
This marine with heavy bolter is awesome! No chapter insignia on the shoulder pads though?

daismith906
12-09-2009, 06:45
This marine with heavy bolter is awesome! No chapter insignia on the shoulder pads though?

Thanks

Im planning on making some custom decals for the chapter insignia whcih i found over on bell of lost souls, just waiting of decal paper to get delivered and then i can start!!!